Quartet for the End of Summer, ELCO’s Looking Glass
July flees away, and along with it, the 2012 Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble season. PNME’s final concert, “To the Earth,” will feature Rzewski’s work by the same title with Cage’s 4’33″ and Crumb’s Idyll for the Misbegotten, all anchored by Messiaen’s classic Quartet for the End of Time. the last concert is tonight in just a few hours.
The end of the PNME season doesn’t mark the end of an exciting summer of new music in the Burgh though, as Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra presents “The Looking Glass,” a concert including music by Philip Glass alongside transcriptions of jazz, pop, and New Wave music. ELCO’s energetic summer of music making is yet another sign of how vital the Burgh’s new music scene is. The concert takes place on Sunday night at the Union Project at 7 pm.